A little less than a year ago, Samsung confirmed support for three generations of Android for its smartphones. On the side of Samsung then it was stated: “Since users replace their devices less often, we strive to offer the existing devices secure protection and new functions.”
The end of the Samsung Galaxy S8
Today the Samsung Galaxy S8 (already!) Has been on the market for four years. So it’s no wonder that the Korean giant has confirmed the end of Android updates for the smartphone as well as its S8 + version. On the Korean giant’s support page, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is no longer affected by monthly, quarterly, or even semi-annual updates. The smartphone had already been entitled to only 2 updates per year for a few months.
The last update the Galaxy S8 range was eligible for was the recent April security update. For the record, it is interesting to note that some variants of the Galaxy S8 are not yet affected by this end of support. This applies in particular to the Galaxy S8 Lite, but also to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The first is entitled to two updates per year, while the second is still entitled to one update per quarter.
Just recently, Samsung also confirmed the three-year Android update for its Galaxy A52 smartphone. The smartphone should therefore theoretically be able to develop up to Android 14 before updates are offered at a greater distance. The delay can be anywhere from three to six months, as is the case with the brand’s other terminals.
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